DIY card out of upcycled packaging

Here's a little "making of" for you of a card I made out of scraps and leftovers. I hope it will inspire you to treasure your leftovers (not the food that is) and recycle the bits and pieces you find.

I used an image of a beautiful young French lady, which I also used on an earlier project. That was an altered jar. This is a recycle / remnants card. Made on muesli packaging and using remnants.

The button and lace doily both come from our family heritage and stash.

Here's my recycled card DIY process. In a nutshell. (I was in a hurry.
Blame Pinterest. I've been pinning my brains out, it's so addictive!)

Just grab some packaging and remnants of paper and fabric (or whatever you like to use) and start tearing, cutting and glueing. That's it basically...

Oh ya, and don't forget to sew the edges if you have a sewing machine at hand.
(Which at the moment I don't have.)

Well, it's by no means pretending to be a great tutorial, just hoping you get or stay inspired to recycle the remnants and junk you have at hand.

xx Wen


  1. What a great challenge! I need cooling down with 115 today! Your image is wonderful and I love the lace!! Thanks for the challenge!

  2. I love the colours you chose this week and I love your up-cycled card ... I do hope you are felling better ... Have a lovely day!

  3. Hello Dear Wendy
    This is "simply" beautiful! The image and the lovely doiley too. I have been creating with one very similar today!
    One of my favourite materials for creating small collages is a tea box and I'm really comfortable with that.
    No one would guess that you have used a muesli box. So great to recycle!

    Love your "Waking up" post too sweetie!
    Sending warm hugs,

  4. What a fun post Wendy, and what a beautiful creation, thanks for the tutorial though! : )

  5. Super mooi project, ik ben dol op recyclen!!

  6. Anonymous17:56

    Is it wrong to be excited about re-cyling? I ask because I find it wonderful to transform items from around the home and for us to make wonderful use of them as I see before me in this gorgeously shabby chic creation.
    Very special.

  7. Dear Wendy,
    your card is so beautiful, the image so lovely, and your Muesli box use a wonderful idea, to reuse.
    Thank you for your sweet tutorial, dearest friend, you have a most wonderful and sweet way of writing, and your creation is gorgeous!!

  8. Dat was dus dubbel genieten Wen! Eerst van die overheerlijke cruesli en nu van je romantische creatie! Ik hou hier enorm van, mooie plaatjes, Franse tekst, c'est merveilleux! En die rimpeltjes? Heb ik ook, moeten we maar niet zoveel lachen, ha ha ha! Krabbel je gauw terug hoor, veel liefs, Ira xox

  9. Your french card is so beautifully made, love the image and colors.

  10. Tres bonne dear. Love your collage and the fact you upcycled so many items. The colors are perfect. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

  11. Prachtige kaart Wendy!

  12. That French girl is so pretty!!! Love what you have done with that packaging but I am specially drooling here at that GORGEOUS bobbin lace in the front♥♥♥

  13. Ohh, the tag is as sweet as the lady!!. Dainty upcycling project!. Beautiful photos, can't tell the poor light at all. Oh yes, I've been pinning like crazy, so many inspirations out there. Sometimes I have to drag me to sleep!

  14. What a fantastic upcycle, Wendy! This is simply beautiful, and I just love all your amazing, shabby chic details!

  15. I love to see recycling!! This is gorgeous with all the yummy details and image :)

  16. LOVE your recycling and that image is DIVINE! LOVE the French book page and the truly vintage lace and button! FABULOUS card, Wendy and I LOVED this challenge!


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen